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Lorraine Gricoski
Died: Apr 18, 2020
Lorraine Gricoski
Lorraine Watral Gricoski, 88, of Frackville passed away Saturday, April 18, at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville, with her husband by her side.   

Born in Greenburgh,, New York, March 4, 1932, and raised in Kulpmont, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anastasia Fedock Watral.  She was a graduate of Kulpmont High School.

Lorraine was a homemaker her greatest joy was raising her family of five children. Loving and attentive to all their needs. She loves her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She liked all seasons of the year, especially spring and summer as she tended to her flower beds and shrubs.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Frackville; she was active in St Ann Church choir, a pierogie maker and spent many years helping with the church picnic.

She was involved in many community functions; she was past president of the Rev. James A Hogan, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, #2580; past president and past secretary of the former Ladies of the Elks, B.P.O E. Lodge #1533, both of Frackville

She and her husband owned and operated the former Gricoski Detective Agency; she was a Certified Polygraph Examiner and bookkeeper; she also obtained her real estate license.

Lorraine liked traveling, from camping to driving thru almost every state; she saw parts of Europe and explored the salt mines and walked part of the Great Wall of China. She had an adventurous spirit.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Stephen Watral.

Lorraine is survived by her husband of 65 years, Albert G. Gricoski, Frackville; children; Michael and wife Donna; Helen and husband Robert; Stephen and wife Margaret; Albert L and wife Denise and David and wife Holly; grandchildren; Rev. Thomas OSB, Marie, Jeanie, DO, Lorraine,, Michael, Andrea, Stephen, Matthew, David, Rachel and Andrew; 4 great grandchildren; Selena, Tristan, Jax and Miles; a sister, Helen Mirarchi, Mt. Carmel; several nieces and nephews

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Frackville, with Rev. Brian Miller as celebrant; for safety of family and friends there is no public visitation. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers donations in Lorraine’s name can be made the St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7 S. Broad Mountain Ave. Frackville, PA 17931 or the charity of your choice.

Comments:
Faye Guyeski
#1
April 20th, 2020 12:36 pm
Albert, Denise and Andrew, Our deepest sympathy in the lost of your love one. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Faye and Dan
Father John M. Fields
#2
April 20th, 2020 5:08 pm
Dear members of the Gricoski family, My heartfelt sympathies on the falling asleep in the Lord of your beloved wife and mother. Lorraine was always a lady who had a friendly smile, a kind word or a good deed for everyone she encountered. May we all be comforted in our faith at this time, knowing that she now shares in the joyful resurrection of Jesus Christ. May her memory be eternal and may God bless all of you. Christ Is Risen!
Paul and Patti Domalakes
#3
April 21st, 2020 2:01 pm
There is sadness always upon the passing of such a good wife , mother, parishioner and citizen, but it is tempered a bit by the faith that such a life will be well rewarded. He is truly Risen!
Mary Ellen Pryslak Panetta
#4
April 22nd, 2020 9:58 am
Dear Helen, Bob, Marie, Lorraine, Andrea and all of your family, I send you my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I also send you my love and prayers. Be comforted knowing she is with the Risen Lord and suffering no more . I love you all ! Mary Ellen
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